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SWU 295 Foundations of Social Work Practice: Effective Helping in a Diverse World
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2012
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Theoretical foundations and skills base for effective culturally competent communication and interviewing with individuals, families, small groups, and larger systems. Prerequisite: ENG101.

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: This course is currently offered to Bachelors of Social Work Students at ASU. No other recommendations have been given.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Discuss and explain the importance of self-awareness and self-reflection by examining, and reflecting upon the implications of their own personal cultural values, beliefs, biases and their impact on generalist social work practice.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate a conceptual knowledge of culture and its impact on human behavior, recognizing the strengths that exist in all cultures.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate and describe the basic components of helping relationships and how they differ from other relationships.
4. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate the strengths of ethnographic interviewing, and analyze barriers to an effective cross-cultural interview in a professional context.
5. (Application Level) Demonstrate the process of trust building using naturalistic inquiry and the naturalistic paradigm.
6. (Application Level) Demonstrate skilled listening and explain basic communication process with persons of similar and diverse backgrounds.
7. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain the value base of the social work profession, and its implications for practice skills with diverse clients.
8. (Application Level) Demonstrate and explain the roles of both culture and social work in the helping and change process.
9. (Comprehension Level) Describe the quality and characteristics of an effective helper.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation